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in the shooting death of 15-year-old hadiya pendleton 18-year-old michael ward and and 20-year-old kenneth williams face charges of murder and attempted murder with battery. they say they opened fire on hadiya last month. officials say it was a tragic case of mistaken identity. >> michael ward has confessed and indicated that hadiya was not the intended target. in fact, the offenders had it all wrong. they thought the group they shot into included members of a rival gang. >> first lady michelle obama attended the teen's funeral on saturday. hadiya pendleton's parents will be among the first lady's special guests at the state of the union address. president obama is expected to detail his plans for reducing gun violence. nbc's tracie potts is live from washington with more. tracie, what else can we expect to hear from the president tonight? >> reporter: well, that, mara, plus immigration, another big issue where the president hopes to have some influence outside the beltway to press lawmakers to get something done. another question, the big issue is money, $85 billion in cuts what we've bee
the president's push for gun control. >> i am happy that the murder of hadiya pendleton is on the president's mind. >> the goal is to move public opinion. that is what moves congress. >> lawmakers say his clear focus must be the budget. >> if we don't get it under control fairly soon, then we will end up with a nation which is insolvent. >> republicans are already criticizing what happens after the speech. the president will hit the road to push his agenda. >> if you are worried about this issue, why are you working with congress to prevent it? >> marco rubio delivers the republican response tonight. tracie potts, wbal-tv 11 news. >> mayor stephanie rawlings- blake did the same thing on monday. she unveiled details of her solution to keep the city financially sound. she proposed a new fee for trash pickup which would pay for a property tax cut. >> baltimore's pension system for civilian workers is the only large system in maryland that does not require an employer contribution. that much change. >> fire and police retirement plans moving to a 401(k) contribution. >> 45 degrees at the airpor
have arrested two men in connection with the murder of teen hadiya pendleton days after first lady michelle obama attended the girl's funeral. kevin tibbles has the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, natalie. two men will appear in court in chicago this morning for the murder of hadiya pendleton, whose death so tragically highlight highlights the problem of guns and gangs in this city. chicago police say they have charged two men, 18-year-old michael ward and kenneth williams, 20, with hadiya pendleton's murder. >> sadly hadiya's life was cut far too short by the unksconscis actions of two criminals who have been charged this evening. >> reporter: 15-year-old pendleton was shot to death not far from president obama's chicago home two weeks ago. an innocent, police say, murdered by gang members seeking retaliation, adding that michael ward has confessed to pulling the trigger. >> they thought the group they shot into included members of a rival gang. instead, it was a group of upstanding, determined kids. >> reporter: pendleton's family in washington to attend this eve
of an honors student. hadiya pendleton was shot and killed last month while seeking shelter from the rain. investigators say two people thought there were rival gang members and decided to settle an old score. they are charged with murder. new orleans is getting ready for the biggest party of the year. most don't expect the bad weather to slow down the revelers. that tuesday is the last big blowout before the lenten holiday begins. >> now do is headed to the breakfast menu -- mountain dew is headed to the breakfast menu. it offers 92 milligrams of caffeine. that is much less than a cup of coffee. there are 80 calories. it will hit store shelves on february 25. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. would you trade in your morning cup of coffee for a mountain dew breakfast drink? you can share your response on wbaltv.com, on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. president obama is holding his state of the union address tonight. jane king has the bloomberg business report. good morning to you. >> good morning. the agenda will be on job creation.
like hadiya pendleton, a 15-year-old girl who performed at the president's inauguration and one week later was shot and killed in chicago. >> hadiya's parents, nate and cleo, are here tonight, along with two dozen families whose lives have been torn apart by gun violence. they deserve a vote. gabby giffords deserves a vote. the families of newtown deserve a vote. the families of aurora deserve a vote. the families of tucson and the countless other communities ripped open by gun violence, they deserve a simple vote. >> not your typical ending there to a state of the union. republican response given by florida senator marco rubio gave the impression about how hard it's going to be to pass. combative speech, filled with a personal story, but somewhat combative. >> and both sides laying claim to being advocates for the middle class. subseque substance aside, there is a moment in rubio's speech where he reaches for a swig of water. >> it was a jar iring moment. we were taken aback, watching. but it was somewhat jarring. he, himself, sort of made fun of moment. he has tweeted out the fact
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